Bob Varner and Jim Varner

 

AUGUST 2012
Current Releases
Jim Varner and Bob Varner's
current releases:

* 2010 Amphitheater Block     Chardonnay

2010 Home Block     Chardonnay

2010 Bee Block Chardonnay

* 2010 Neely Holly's Cuvée     Chardonnay

 

Please Note:

Unfortunately the 2010 Chardonnays are sold out. There still may be some available in retail stores. For locations, please email us at jv@varnerwine.com and we will respond by return email. Thank you for all your support!

Bob Varner | Jim Varner



* Current Releases - 2009 Varner Chardonnays

 

2010 Amphitheater Block Chardonnay - Sold Out

• $558 per Case
   Price includes shipping.   


• $284 per 6-Pack
   Price includes shipping.   




2010 Home Block Chardonnay- Sold Out

• $558 per Case
   Price includes shipping.   


• $284 per 6-Pack
   Price includes shipping.   




2010 Bee Block Chardonnay - Sold Out

• $568 per Case
   Price includes shipping.   


• $288 per 6-Pack
   Price includes shipping.   




2010 Chardonnay - Mixed Case - Sold Out

• 6 Bottles 2009 Home Block Chardonnay
• 6 Bottles 2009 Bee Block Chardonnay

• 12 Bottles - $562
   Price includes shipping.   




2009 Chardonnay - Mixed Half-Case - Sold Out

• 3 Bottles 2008 Home Block Chardonnay
• 3 Bottles 2008 Bee Block Chardonnay

• 6 Bottles - $286
   Price includes shipping.




* Current Releases - Neely

2010 Neely Holly's Cuvée Chardonnay - Sold Out

• $568 per Case
   Price includes shipping.   


• $288 per 6-Pack
   Price includes shipping.   




2008 Neely Pinot Noirs


2008 Neely Hidden Block Pinot Noir   -  Sold Out

• $360 per Case
   Price includes shipping.   


• $180 per 6-Pack
   Price includes shipping.   





2008 Neely Picnic Block Pinot Noir   -  Sold Out

• $498 per Case
   Price includes shipping.   


• $254 per 6-Pack
   Price includes shipping.   





2008 Neely Upper Picnic Pinot Noir   -  Sold Out

• $498 per Case
   Price includes shipping.   


• $254 per 6-Pack
   Price includes shipping.   





Foxglove

2010 Foxglove Chardonnay, Central Coast

• $186 per case
   Price includes shipping.   





2010 Foxglove Zinfandel, Paso Robles

• $186 per case
   Price includes shipping.   





2010 Foxglove Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

• $186 per case
   Price includes shipping.   



 

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Order Information

By law, not all states allow direct shipments of wine. At this time, we can ship directly to: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Colombia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.




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For more information about ordering, contact Jim Varner:

• Email: jv@varnerwine.com
• Phone: (650) 321-4894
• Fax: (650) 321-4893

Varner Wine
648 Menlo Avenue, Suite 5
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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Varner Wine Photographs


Bob Picking Grapes
BOB VARNER WORKING IN THE VINEYARD DURING THE PINOT HARVEST.

 

Jim Varner
JIM VARNER ENJOYING SERVING VARNER CHARDONNAY IN A BLIND TASTING.

 

Jim Varner
BOB VARNER PUNCHING DOWN THE PINOT NOIR.

 





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Download Technical Notes

2010 Varner and Neely
Vintage and Block Summary


2010 Foxglove Winemaking Notes



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NEWS * *

PRESS

Decanter - September 2012
Neely Hidden Block 2008
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Decanter - September 2011
Varner Home Block 2008
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Wine & Spirits 2011
100 Best Wines - Varner Chardonnay
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Food & Wine - July 2011

10 Winning Whites
Foxglove Chardonnay
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Decanter - June 2011
The Rise of the Underdogs
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Golf Magazine - April 2011
2009 Foxglove Chardonnay
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Food & Wine Blog
2009 Foxglove Zinfandel
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SF Chronicle
Top 100 Wines - 2010

Varner Chardonnays
Receive High Scores
from Robert Parker
September 2010

2008 Varner Chardonnay
Bee Block

97 Points
"The prodigious 2008 Chardonnay Bee Block is one of the greatest Chardonnays I have tasted this year."

Robert Parker

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2008 Varner Chardonnay Amphitheater Block
93 Points
...reveals serious notes of lemon butter, white peaches, crushed rocks, flowers, brioche, and pineapple... an impressive texture, and a long finish...

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2008 Varner Chardonnay Home Block
95 Points
With wonderful minerality, purity, and delineation, this full-bodied, powerful, long, rich Chardonnay should age for a decade.

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Varner Wines
Receive High Scores
from Robert Parker
February 2010

2007 Varner Chardonnay
Bee Block

95 Points
The incredible 2007 Chardonnay Bee Block is a tour de force in mountain Chardonnay...

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2007 Varner Chardonnay Amphitheater Block
94 Points
...reveals tremendous minerality as well as abundant buttery lemon oil notes...

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2007 Varner Chardonnay Home Block
91+ Points
Even better is the crisp, elegant, fresh 2007 Chardonnay Home Block...

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Foxglove Wines
Receive High Scores
from Robert Parker
September 2009

2008 Foxglove Chardonnay
91 Points
The sensational 2008 Chardonnay Central Coast ...is a 30,000-cuvee of fabulous Chardonnay.

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2007 Foxglove
Cabernet-Sauvignon
89 Points
The wine is luscious and medium to full-bodied... Drink it over the next
2-4 years...

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2007 Foxglove
Zinfandel
90 Points
The outstanding 2007 Zinfandel (86% Zinfandel and 14% Petite Sirah) is another winner and
phenomenal bargain.

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Food & Wine
Honors 8 Great-Value
American Wines
Richard Nalley - 2009

2007 Foxglove Zinfandel
Bob and Jim Varner of Varner Wine know what’s right with Zinfandel...

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2008 Foxglove
Chardonnay
Featured on
the Today Show

Toasting the
End of Summer 2009

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Wines Under $20
by Howard G. Goldberg
NY Times - March 2009

2007 Foxglove Chardonnay
...this smooth Central Coast wine is redolent of
tropical fruit

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Food & Wine Magazine
"Tasting Room"
Ray Isle - January 2009

2007 Foxglove Paso Robles Zinfandel... Knockout affordable Zinfandel

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* * PAST AWARDS * *

2007 Foxglove Chardonnay
90 points - Robert Parker

“Perhaps the great value in Chardonnay in the market- place today, this wine, made by the highly talented Varner Winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains, comes from fruit accessed in California’s Edna Valley. With malolactic blocked but with lees stirring, this 25,000-case cuvee provides terrific notes of tropical fruit and poached pear in a fleshy, medium-bodied style with obvious minerality and precision. This is a remarkable effort that is fresh, lively, and best drunk
over the next 1-2 years.”

Robert Parker
    Wine Advocate #178
    August 2008

  
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Food & Wine Magazine
Awards 2007 Foxglove
Chardonnay

Food and Wine Magazineawarded 2007 Foxglove Chardonnay with “Best Wines for Under $20”

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Jon Bonné
San Francisco Chronicle
September 2008

Bob and Jim Varner
Mission: To grow perfect
Chardonnay fruit, then leave it be

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2008 Pinot Harvest Blog

Bob Varner is blogging about
this year's pinot harvest
and winemaking.
Read his entries:

A Quiet Time to Reflect
Sampling Update
Now It Feels Like Harvest
Mid-Harvest Mode
What Kind of Year Is It?

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Jon Bonné
SF Gate: The Cellarist
September 2008

The 2005 Varner
Hidden Block Pinot Noir...
one of those stunning efforts.

Robert Parker
Wine Advocate

“This is one the most impressive wineries situated in the cool, high elevations of the Santa Cruz Mountains ”

Robert Parker
    August 31, 2007

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2005
Amphitheater Chardonnay
94 Points
Bee Block Chardonnay
94 Points
Home Block Chardonnay
95 Points
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2004
Amphitheater Chardonnay
93 Points
Bee Block Chardonnay
91 Points
Home Block Chardonnay
95 Points

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“2006 Foxglove Chardonnay ...is one of the great values in Chardonnay today.”

Robert Parker
    August 31, 2007

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2006 Foxglove Chardonnay
90 Points
2005 Foxglove Chardonnay
90 Points

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Patrick Comiskey
Los Angeles Times

“With its gentle florals of violets and savory, wild cherry flavors, the 2004 Varner Pinot is cool, poised, unique. ”

Patrick Comiskey
    April 25, 2007

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Food & Wine Magazine

2006 Foxglove Chardonnay received Star Selections
Read more...